Next to Plaka art walking area, Areopagitou pedestrian street is one of the oldest streets of Athens. Before it becomes a pedestrian street, it was a roadway. Today it connects Thisseio metro station (via Apostolou Pavlou Str.) with Acropolis metro and of course Plaka.
The project of uniting the ancient roads of Athens, was a vision of Melina Merkouri, a visionary Minister of Culture, few decades ago.
Do you wonder how Areopagitou was before?
And it was not only Areopagitou, but also the part of Apostolou Pavlou, an area with many foreign institutions.
You can see many interesting points while walking it, go to Pnyx, Herodeion, for food, drink, and get really calm there…
In the middle of Areopagitou, remains of philosopher Proclus were found and today is the church of Agia Sophia. During ancient time there was an Athena temple. It is the perfect walk to feel ancient Athenian.
In Areopagitou the remains of the house of Proclus were found…
Areopagitou Walking Tips
Besides the institutions, you can adore many neoclassical buildings here, that hosted notable Athenians. What is even more surprising is the way the street looked before the construction of the new Acropolis Museum.